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Oedipus Ubiquitous By Allen W. Johnson

Oedipus Ubiquitous by Allen W. Johnson

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Is the "Oedipus complex" universal? This book examines the controversial question in light of its collection of 139 family complex folktales from every world cultural area and every level of social complexity, the largest such collection ever made.

Oedipus Ubiquitous Summary

Oedipus Ubiquitous: The Family Complex in World Folk Literature by Allen W. Johnson

Is the "Oedipus complex" universal? This book examines the controversial question in light of its collection of 139 family complex folktales from every world cultural area and every level of social complexity, the largest such collection ever made.

Oedipus Ubiquitous Reviews

"This work is one of two books that won the 1997 Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology. The award is well deserved . . . this book makes major contributions to psychological and symbolic anthropology, folklore, evolutionary psychology, and psychonaysis."-Dan W. Forsyth, University of Southern Colorado

Table of Contents

Part I. Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. A brief history of research on family-complex tales; 3. The evidence from world folk literature; 4. The theory of the family complex in folk literature; 5. Conclusion; Part II. The Folktales: 1. Europe and Euro-America; 2. Middle East and Africa; 3. South and East Asia; 4. Oceania; 5. Native North America; 6. Native South America.

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GOR010627065
9780804725774
0804725772
Oedipus Ubiquitous: The Family Complex in World Folk Literature by Allen W. Johnson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Stanford University Press
1996-10-01
360
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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